I ran a race this weekend.
Ok, so it was a 5K, nothing ground-breaking.
Although, I don’t race, so that’s actually an accomplishment for me.
PLUS, it was at night and I never run at night (I like dinner more than running).
Uh, so I guess my phone camera doesn’t really work in the dark.
The race was the Firefly Run, hence the night-time and glow sticks. The run is a timed 5K (or 10K) that begins after sundown with runners decked out in glowing arm bands and costumes.
This was the first year that Firefly has come to Chicago and…you could tell. The race was not very organized with respect to course markers and water stations (they were not lit so people couldn’t see them coming up and then stopped in the middle of the track to get a cup…I actually ran into a guy who stopped dead in his tracks right in front of me) and don’t get me started on gear check…
But, all that being said, it was a really fun race. There’s something about running through the dark and dodging tree limbs (don’t worry, both of my eyeballs are still intact) that makes you feel like a kid trying to capture the flag.
Now, an adults-only capture the flag in the dark…THAT I would sign up early for. Who’s with me?